Matthew Blake Hillstead

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BACKGROUND Hispanics comprise the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. Previous work with the Spanish Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) yielded good validity, but lower test-retest reliability. We report the performance of the Spanish MDAS in a new sample, as well as the performance of the Spanish Revised Dental Beliefs Survey (R-DBS). (More)
BACKGROUND The Transtheoretical Model suggests that individuals vary according to their readiness to change behavior. Previous work in smoking cessation and other health areas suggests that interventions are more successful when they are tailored to an individual's stage of change with regards to the specific behavior. We report on the performance of a(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Evidence is limited on the efficacy of zirconia-based fixed dental prostheses. PURPOSE The purpose of this systemic review was to assess zirconia-based FDPs in terms of survival and complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS Searches performed in PubMed databases were enriched by hand searches to identify suitable publications. The(More)
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